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The Alpine Pass - Switzerland July2011
by maryhillmoose » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:11 pm
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We started in Murren, taking an extra day here to enjoy the quite spectacular views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau massif...
We got a nice few shots of the Alpenglow as dusk fell over the Eiger...
Our first two days involved 8 hour walks ascending to two high passes at around 2750m, the Sefinnenfurgge and then the Hohturli, however we ended up with a slight navigational error and ascended Bundstock, a different pass, on day two instead...here are some walking highlights...
and lots and lots of these...
I couldnt recommend this part of Switzerland highly enough...we are definately returning next year but will likely base ourselves in Kandersteg as there are a number of good ascents of the surrounding mountains from there, its a charming place in an ideal location. The most special place we stayed was definately a mountain hostel in Griesalp,a remote little hamlet in the Kiental valley, only really an option if you choose to walk in and out again as we did. but worth the two days of hard walking, I promise!
Its back to the Bens for us for now though!
by mband » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:40 am
by iainwatson » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:06 am
by Stretch » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:00 am
by blueyed » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:17 pm
by maryhillmoose » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:08 pm
Stretch wrote:Awesome! I wish I had the funds to do something like this, maybe one day though.
For sure it wasnt cheap, but we spent very little once there as there isnt much in the way of shopping opportunities up in the mountains! Summer is considered the low season as these wee villages are ski resorts so hotels etc were a bit cheaper than expected, and it was really quiet too - bonus!
- a cow attempts to run up the Eiger!
by headless spectre » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:19 pm
by icemandan » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:13 pm